Yessiree, I'm finally here to announce that I'm
over the hump.
Actually, it's even better than that. I'm over two humps. I'll talk about the bigger one in a day or two. Today, I'm just stopping in to yak about the first hump, the big old camel that has been camping out in my living room for over two decades.
Meet Cindy the camel back.
Don't judge me...
Back in the day, she was downright stylish. Anybody out there remember? Back when we had big patterns to go with our big hair...
Waverly wannabe florals...
In jewel tones, no less.
No, young Cindy wasn't unattractive. (Trust me, youngsters. You can check it out in your historical design books from the last century.) It's just that young Cindy was impractical and trendy. Cindy the Sofa stayed in style for about 7.2 seconds before the jewel tones gave way to Tuscan orange and large florals became geometrics or some such thing. I don't remember what it was. I missed it completely.
Now, that might have been OK
if I had actually loved Cindy to begin with.
The jewel toned big hair florals might have been the rage, but they were never, ever, Debbie. They were... Cindy, the very aggressive former friend who convinced me to buy that sofa... and a chair to match...and to paint half the homestead to go along with them.
The sofa outlasted that toxic friendship by over a decade.
We had other rooms to decorate and daughters to raise and put through college. Decorating stuff took a back seat to the better stuff.
But it's Over the Hump Day!
Ain't she a beaut?
Please say yes because I'm probably going to have this sofa for the next two decades. That's the way we roll around here. Besides, I very truly happen to love her. She is very, very, Debbie.
Of course, I haven't named her Debbie. Who names a sofa after herself? Even I'm not that goofy.
Her name is Poppins...
'Cause she's practically perfect in every way.
(Too bad I can't say the same for the lighting today...)
And that's all I have time for today. I'll be back soon to yak about the other hump. It's a huge one, too. At least for me, it is. The climbing of it has been keeping me out of Blog Land and in Crazy Land for two weeks now. Yes, I can get that obsessed. (Wait. Wasn't 2014 supposed to be the Year of Balance?)
Happy Over the Hump Day!
By the way, if you're wondering what I did with Cindy the Sofa,
I offered it up to Miss Whimsy for her first apartment.
She said, "Ummmmm... thank you?"